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  • Do any of you guys know what i can use to bait cottontails?

    Do any of you guys know what i can use to bait cottontails?

  • #2
    I know rabbits enjoy the safety of a nice big brush pile. I have a number of them set up on my property and a couple good kicks usually gets a rabbit or two to come out.

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    • #3
      I also have a brush pile in my backyard, but when i went to burn it i found out that the critters had a litter baby bunnys. Ok when season opens ill kick it but do they run out and stop or just run, because i use a bow to hunt them.

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      • #4
        Bow hunting rabbits is a very lofty skill bigbassboy. Now I see why you asked about baiting. I can't help you with bait but I do know rabbits come out at dusk and feed near their cover.

        What is your bow weight and what head to you plan on using for rabbit?

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        • #5
          I'm pulling 38lbs on my bow, and i plan on using the practice tips, the ones without blades.

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          • #6
            Try scattering a little ryegrass and fertilizer on any bare ground near cover and they should come out to feed on it in the early evening after it sprouts.

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            • #7
              Aim for the head unless you want to chase the rabbit down to get your arrow back.

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              • #8
                check your local regulations on bait and if it is legal a pile of fresh apple slices can not be beat. if there are hungry rabbits in the area they will come.

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                • #9
                  i've bow hunted wabbits with beagles., although shots aren't aways possible a running wabbit can sometimes be stopped with a shrill whistle.

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